Matt Bomer and Mark Ruffalo in Larry Kramer’s The Normal Heart
It’s all fun and games until you’re ugly sobbing at the back of the theater in front of a bunch of twinks.
It’s great, btw. Beautifully adapted and restrained in ways I’d never have expected, and perfectly, so perfectly played.
And I’ve somehow been convinced it will be especially great for twinks and kids and Tumblr and the Glee generation, or anyone who’s never seen or known the play or much of anything about the early AIDS epidemic. I hope that theory bears out. It’s only one small part of the story but it’s an important one.
"To live every day as if it has been stolen from death, that is how I would like to live. To feel the joy of life… To separate oneself from the burden, the angst, the anguish that we all encounter every day. To say I am alive, I am wonderful, I am. I am. That is something to aspire to."
1) “Maybe next year he’ll stay dead!”
2) “Next year in Jerusalem!”
Also once when we were not living in the same city I think I sent her a care package type box with a bag of jelly beans among which I had littered a couple dozen Vicodin I couldn’t use because, as ever, I am allergic to codeine-based products.
"Hero", from Frank Ocean, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Diplo is the latest track from Converse’s Three Artists. One Song series.
Additional vocals from the West Los Angeles Children’s Choir.
Frank Ocean appears courtesy of Def Jam Recordings and BMG Chrysalis Music Publishing
Diplo appears courtesy of Mad Decent Records and Songs Music Publishing
maybe having a mid-life crisis. definitely made PB&Js to eat at our skating lesson.
weirdest flashback: we saw this tour a day or two after iOS7 came out and it blew my mind how many people already had upgraded and had the flashlight feature ready to go.
(Source: pxtewentz, via yayponies)
"X-Men has always appealed to people who felt like outcasts. But I also understood it had a universal appeal. Even the most popular person, or the best-looking, or the straightest, has times in life where they feel different and like they don’t belong."
—Director Bryan Singer to OUT
I sat down recently with X-Men director Bryan Singer to talk about the new movie and being a “gay director,” among other things, and today outofficial posted the first little tease from the piece!
A longer outtake to accompany Singer’s spot on the OUT Power List (#29) will go online tomorrow, to be followed by the full feature next week. (The article appears in print in the June/July issue.)
"Too many young women I think are harder on themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."